Memorandum on joint activity of NGOs was signed between Azerbaijan and Turkey in Ankara
Memorandum of Understanding on “Joint Activity and Cooperation (regarding Non-Governmental Organizations)” between the Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Turkey was signed in Ankara.
The delegation headed by the chairman of the Council on State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, MP Azay Guliyev had a meeting with minister of interior of Tukey Suleyman Soylu, director general of the directorate general of civil society organizations Erkan Kilich, head of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities Abdullah Eren and head of the Directorate General of Foundations Adnan Ertem.
Minister Suleyman Soylu noted that the Memorandum is of historical importance and mentioned that both parties are capable of efficiently cooperating in the field of NGOs. There is basis for mutual interest, as well as broad opportunities for this.
Azay Guliyev spoke about the state support to the development of civil society in our country, perspectives of cooperation with Turkey in this field and benefit of joint projects.
Information on legal framework for the activity of non-governmental organizations operating in Azerbaijan and Turkey, state support to their work and ways to correctly guide activities was provided by both parties.it was noted that joint cooperation on the activity of NGOs is a main field in the development of Azerbaijan-Turkey brotherhood. It was pointed out that, as noted in the Memorandum, assistance in the implementation of socially important joint projects and programs between the civil society institutions of Azerbaijan and Turkey will contribute to the expansion and strengthening of friendly and fraternal relations on the historical roots of the two countries.
The parties agreed on holding joint conference of NGOs, as well as establishment of a Joint Working Group consisting of experts from Azerbaijan and Turkey